Bees swarm Ipswich street

VIDEO Show me the honey!Baffled residents of an Ipswich street were left bee-mused and frightened after a swarm of hundreds of suspected honey bees unexpectedly descended near their homes.

SHOW me the honey!

Baffled residents of an Ipswich street were left bee-mused and frightened after a swarm of hundreds of suspected honey bees unexpectedly descended near their homes.

The buzzing insects prompted a hive of activity in Springfield Lane after winging their way to the area at around 1.30pm on Saturday.

Evening Star reader Phil Sims, 59, caught the moment on camera as the swarm made for a wall opposite his home.

His wife Dora, 56, said neighbours quickly dashed inside to avoid the invasion.

She said she is puzzled as to how the bees ended up in the street.

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“All of a sudden there was just a mass of these bees on this brick wall,” Mrs Sims said.

“There must have been at least a thousand and they looked like honey bees.

“Eventually a man in a white suit came and scraped them off into a box.

“I have never seen anything like it.

“It was quite magnificent but scary at the same time.”

Visit www.eveningstar.co.uk for video footage of the bees swarming in Springfield Lane.

Do you know how the bees got to Springfield Lane or were you the person that scooped them up? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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